A Spanish welcome
Treasures of Portugal
Spanish monuments and majesties
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|28 Apr 2018||24 May 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|05 May 2018||31 May 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|12 May 2018||07 Jun 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|19 May 2018||14 Jun 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|26 May 2018||21 Jun 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|09 Jun 2018||05 Jul 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|23 Jun 2018||19 Jul 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $10,465|
|28 Jul 2018||23 Aug 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $10,265|
|11 Aug 2018||06 Sep 2018||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $10,465|
|18 Aug 2018||13 Sep 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|25 Aug 2018||20 Sep 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,465|
|01 Sep 2018||27 Sep 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,665|
|08 Sep 2018||04 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,865|
|15 Sep 2018||11 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,865|
|22 Sep 2018||18 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,865|
|29 Sep 2018||25 Oct 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,865|
|06 Oct 2018||01 Nov 2018||Fully Booked||AUD $10,865|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Spain and the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening.
After breakfast, we begin to explore Barcelona. Our first stop is Antonio Gaudi's incredible La Sagrada Familia. We'll see Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter (formerly an ancient Roman village), and Plaza San Jaume, before travelling to the top of Montjuic Mountain for panoramic views over the city and its harbour. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner at a local restaurant. [B,D]
Today we get acquainted with more of Gaudi's Barcelona. Our sightseeing includes Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, as well as G ell Park home to more truly unique works of art by Gaudi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]
We head south to the friendly coastal town of Valencia, the birthplace of paella. After free time for lunch, we'll take a tour of the old city to see the historic bell tower, cathedral and the lively streets of Barrio de Carmen. [B]
Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel across the countryside to the historic city of Granada, rich with Moorish influences, with the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Nevada ranges. [B,D]
Special Experience: Tonight we'll enjoy the colourful and elegant bites that make a traditional Spanish tapas dinner.
This morning we'll admire the intricate detail of the famous Moorish citadel, Alhambra Palace. Then wander through the beautifully manicured Generalife Gardens, the 14th century summer gardens of the former kings of Granada. [B]
Our first stop today is the town of Ronda, one of Andalusia's famous 'white' villages. Perched above a deep gorge, the town's location is truly spectacular. We'll then cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco by ferry. This evening we'll tour Tangier, including a visit to the Sultan's Palace and old medina. [B,D]
Travelling to Fez, we visit the impressive ruins of Volubilis, once an important Roman city, dating back to the 3rd century BC. We'll also stop at the Bab el Mansour Gate and the lively old medina in Meknes, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. [B,D]
Fez is another of Morocco's imperial cities. Today we'll explore the narrow lanes and colourful souks of the heritage-listed medina and view the impressive Karaouine Mosque, Medersa Attarine. We'll also visit an ancient old operation tannery, processing the hides of sheep and goat in stone vessels filled with a range of colourful dyes. We'll enjoy lunch in the medina's palace. [B,L]
We travel to the magical 'Rose City', Marrakesh, blessed with fine gardens, palaces, mosques and legendary walls. [B,D]
Marrakesh is the real heartbeat of Morocco and today we visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Medina. [B,L,D]
Special Experience: We'll take a cooking lesson in a beautiful Moroccan riad, then enjoy the food we've prepared for lunch.
Special Experience: Tonight we'll make our way through buzzing Jemaa-el-Fnaa Square to enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner.
This morning we make our way to Casablanca for a city tour, where highlights include the central market, Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Esplanade. After lunch we'll continue to Rabat and see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. [B,D]
Today we return to Spain via ferry and travel north to the grand city of Seville, the birthplace of Tapas. [B]
Our morning sightseeing tour includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the historic Jewish Santa Cruz and the Royal Alcazar, a string of royal palaces built by the Catholic kings during the 14th century. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. [B]
Crossing the border into Portugal, we stop to explore historic Evora, a beautifully preserved medieval town. We'll arrive in Lisbon in the early evening. [B]
This morning we discover captivating Lisbon. Our sightseeing tour includes Park Edward VII and Rossio Square, as well as the district of Bel m, where we'll find the Statue of Columbus, Bel m Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries.
Special Experience: Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeitaria.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. [B]
We travel north to Coimbra, stopping along the way at the picturesque coastal towns of Estoril and Cascais. We'll also visit picturesque Sintra, set amongst lush forests and overflowing with palaces. Here we'll tour the Manueline-style National Palace. [B]
Nestled on the river, this charming university town was once the capital of Portugal. We enjoy a guided tour this morning and visit the famous university and its breathtaking library. After some free time for lunch we'll wander through the old town. [B]
Our journey takes us along the beautiful Portuguese coast, stopping at Aveiro, the "Portuguese Venice", a town of colourful houses and numerous canals. After lunch we continue to Porto and enjoy a city tour and a scenic cruise along the Douro River. [B]
Special Experience: We'll learn how port is made and get to taste it at one of the city's many port producers.
Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore at your own pace. Synonymous with great food and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect place to sit back in a caf along the waterfront and enjoy. [B]
We depart for Salamanca in Spain, an ancient city built from golden Villamayor stone. Once we arrive we'll see Casa de las Conchas, the Roman Bridge, the Plaza Mayor and the University Quarter, home to the famous Salamanca University. [B]
We travel to Madrid via the walled city of Avila, birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus and the 16km-long Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, built by the Romans to carry water from the mountains to the city. [B]
Overflowing with palaces, museums and grand squares, Madrid is a truly majestic city. We'll see the highlights on a city tour, including the famous avenues of Gran Via and Castellana, Plaza de Espana, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Castilla and Retiro Park. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before tonight's group farewell dinner. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]